Making sure our construction company is competitive

Even small construction companies can get in on bidding for jobs and competing with other companies hungry for work. You sometimes have to be clever about the way that you compete for tenders and you have to make sure we have the right equipment and materials to get the job done as quickly and efficiently as possible; we can to keep clients coming back. This can mean using a construction broker to make sure you get the right combo of new equipment and secondhand equipment to help the business succeed. This blog is about finding and choosing heavy construction equipment for your small scale construction company.

Considerations to Make When Choosing a Dewatering Pump


During excavation, which is one of the processes that take place during construction, rainwater or even groundwater may get trapped. This water can create a hindrance to construction processes and make work unsafe or unachievable. It needs to be removed, and this is where dewatering pumps come into play. These pumps are used to get rid of this water and enhance safe construction work.

Different Types of Dewatering Pumps

When choosing dewatering pumps, you need to be aware of the work you need it to carry out and the ability of the pump to do the work. It is even recommended to have a dewatering pump engineer visit your site to be able to help you choose the correct pump. You have the option of a portable dewatering pump, trash pumps, wellpoint systems, diaphragms and hydraulic submersibles.

All these pumps have a particular specialty. Diaphragm pumps will be most suitable for muddy water, and trash pumps will be suitable for water with debris. If you find that you do not have space to place the pump, you can get hydraulic submersibles that can be submerged. If you find that you have space for placement and also for laying down hoses and pipes, you can use portable pumps. Wellpoint dewatering systems are used on dry ground.


When getting a dewatering pump, you want a pump that is energy efficient and one that will be corrosion resistant. Remember you want the pump to serve you over many applications and you want it to incur fewer expenses.


You do not want an overly complex dewatering pump. Your workers should be able to use the pump without complications. Look out for ease of installation, maintenance and changing the flow and parts—basically, a pump that will be easy to use.

Pump Features

There are some pump features that will clearly indicate that the pump will give quality service for a long time. Such features may include phase and rotation failure protection, reinforced cable entry points and over-current/overload auto-stop functions. These features will protect your pump from damage during use. The over-current/overload auto-stop functions will protect your dewatering pump from overheating, while the phase and rotation failure protection will stop the pump if there is a phase failure or if the impeller rotates in the wrong direction.

Note these important aspects of dewatering pumps so that you are able to choose the right and most effective one for your situation.


18 June 2019